Angels Power Rankings – Pitchers – September 1st

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My rankings include the entire 40 man roster - not just the active 25 man. These rankings were compiled with the help of MLB stats, FanGraphs, misc. data, personal opinion, and some fairy dust I found hidden in Shoemaker's beard. An asterisk* means the player was not on the active roster at the time of this posting. Updates to List: September call-ups included Cam Bedrosian, Matt LeBlanc, Vinnie Pestano Cory Rasmus was shuffled down to AAA then back up Dane De La Rosa was removed from the 40 man Caleb Clay was removed from the 40 man Michael Kohn was removed from the 40 man Rank Player Last Week Change High Low Comments 1 Matt Shoemaker 1 - 1 13 Currently has a 21.2 scoreless inning streak. I'd be okay…
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Angels Power Rankings – Position Players – September 1st

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My rankings include the entire 40 man roster - not just the active 25 man. These rankings were compiled with the help of MLB stats, FanGraphs, misc. data, personal opinion, and some fairy dust I found hidden in Shoemaker's beard. An asterisk* means the player was not on the active roster at the time of this posting. Updates to List: September call-ups included Brennan Boesch, Efren Navarro, Tony Campana, John Buck, CJ Cron, Luis Jimenez, Shawn O'Malley Grant Green was removed from the DL JB Shuck was removed from the 40 man roster Rank Player Last Week Change High Low Comments 1 Mike Trout 2 +1 1 6 2 more home runs (sound like a broken record from last week).  Also had the team's only stolen base last week. Wait…
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Game #137: Pitching Tryouts

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Last night in Houston, Scioscia decided to have pitching tryouts.  I don't think the game started that way, after all, Wilson had been pitching a bit better lately, giving up 7 earned runs in his previous 4 starts.  Houston had other plans last night, and so did Wilson's command of the zone.  Wilson only made it 3.1 innings and the bullpen dip happened early. With the Angels down early and not hitting (Top of the lineup went 1 for 16 last night), Scioscia decide to throw in a string of pretty crappy pitchers.  In order: Yoslan Herrera - Pitched .2 innings.  Almost ruined the inning but managed to only give up 1 hit.  He had zero strikeouts.  His WHIP with the Angels is STILL 2.04.  Ouch. Cam Bedrosian - This…
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11 More Players will be suiting up for the Angels

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The Angels announced some September call-ups.  They have room for more, and I would expect we may yet see Rucinskil.   However, probably not before the Travelers are done with the AA playoffs. So who was called up and who wasn't?  Here is a screenshot of the list:               First - Who is missing?  Below are players who were (or are) on the 40 man but did not get called up. JB Shuck - Not only was he not called up, but he was designated for assignment presumably to make room for John Buck.  Shuck had a VERY respectable .320/.382/.446 slashline but somebody must be looking at something we are not.  His .320 average but him in 4th place for the PCL batting crown.  Perhaps…
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Angels Demolish the A’s

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Last weekend while I was away playing baseball in Rockford, Illinois, the Angels were playing their own baseball games in Anaheim.  And were they ever!  Before the series, there was a big question mark with an unknown starter set for game 3 of the matchup.  No one would have been surprised if the Angels dropped a game, or even if the two teams split the series.  Not only did the Angels sweep the Athletics, they embarrassed them.  Consider some stats: 19 = Number of Angels runs 4 = Number of A's Runs 29 = Number of consecutive scoreless innings the Angels pitched 2 = Number of shutout games 1 = Number of A's players with extra base hits (Donaldson) The Angels owned the A's all weekend.  The only exception was the…
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